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{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl1150\margr5553\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn2202\margrsxn5582\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols2\colno1\colw3049\colsr1166\colno2\colw720 \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 BUDHAGUPTA: BHANUGUPTA}\par \column \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb4\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 265}\par \sect\sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn1150\margrsxn5553\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4\fi0\ri18\sb234\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-7\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Samvat \i0 529\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 472-73 A.D.) that a guild of silk-weavers repaired the temple of the Sun at Das*apura, originally \expndtw-4 constructed in Malava Era 493 =436-37 A.D. during the \expndtw-3 reign of Kumaragupta I.\super 1}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4\fi450\ri4\sb544\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 According to another epigraph from Sarnath, \expndtw1 Budhagupta was on the throne in G. E. 157=476-77 \expndtw4 A.D.\super 2\nosupersub  His accession may, therefore, be dated a year \expndtw7 or so earlier. This shows that all the three rulers, \expndtw1 whose names have been revealed to us by the Bhitari \expndtw-3 seal inscription, had very short reigns covering a period \expndtw-1 of about eight years only. What Budhagupta's relation \expndtw6 was to this gtoup is not clear. Yuan Chwang states \expndtw5 that he was a son to Sakraditya, and as in Sanskrit \expndtw0 Sakra and Mahendra are synonyms of Indra, Budha\-gupta may have been a son of Kumaragupta I, who \expndtw-2 adopted the epithet Mahendraditya. The inscriptions, \expndtw-5 discovered at Damodarapur (Dinajpur district),\super 3\nosupersub  Sarnath \expndtw-4 (Benares district), and Eran (Saugor district, C.P.)\super 4 \nosupersub\expndtw-3 demonstrate that Budhagupta's authority was acknow\-\expndtw-4 ledged all over the country from Bengal to Central India. At that time North Bengal was under his Viceroys, \expndtw-7 Brahmadatta and Jayadatta; Eastern Malwa was governed \expndtw-5 by Maharaja Matnvisnu; and a feudatory Maharaja, \expndtw-2 SuraSmicandra, was in charge of the territory between \expndtw4 the Kalindi (Yamuna) and the Narmada.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li4\fi0\ri0\sb151\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex82\expndtw3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 ftbanugupta}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li11\fi446\ri0\sb144\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Budhagupta must have ceased ruling shortly after \expndtw-4 G.E. 195 ==494-95 A.D., which is his last elate known \expndtw1 from the corns (silver). He was perhaps succeeded by}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li367\fi0\ri0\sb238\sa0\sl-202\slmult0\tx475 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 1{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub cf. Mandasor Stone Inscription, \i CJ.L, III, \i0 no. 18, pp. 79-88}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li367\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-202\slmult0\tx475 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 2{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\i\expndtw-1 Ibid., \i0 no. XVI, pp. 125-26.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li367\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-202\slmult0\tx475 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 3{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\i\expndtw-1 IBpJnd., \i0 XV, pi. no. 3 and \i 4, \i0 pp. 134-141.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li367\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-202\slmult0\tx475 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\super\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 4{\charscalex100\expndtw0\tab }\nosupersub\i\expndtw2 CJ.L, \i0 III, no. 19, pp. 88-90.}\par }